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Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
. mark segraves, news 4. >> thank you, mark. >>> there have been many tears, but south africans are also singing and dancing in emotional celebrations that continue outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. president obama will travel there to take part in events to honor his life. the country is planning a public memorial on tuesday. his burial takes place the following sunday. several memorial events are planned here in washington, including an official service next week at the national cathedral. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with the latest from there. >> reporter: good evening. right now, i'm standing outside the embassy and i'm in front of the ten-foot statue of nelson mandela unveiled two months ago. let me move out the way. it continues to grow with the flowers and a lot of folks tell me they are concerned a lot of people aren't coming tonight due to the weather. it's worth mentioning folks are honoring the iconic life of nelson mandela. >> it's a -- gosh, i want to say a happy sad. >> reporter: she has mixed emotions at t
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
known as the father of democracy in modern south africa. again, president obama is set to make remarks from the white house at 5:20. we will bring it to you as soon as it happens. our coverage continues right after this. >>> continuing to follow breaking news. the death of nelson mandela. here again, a live picture of the white house briefing room where president obama is set to make a statement. we'll bring it to you as soon as the president speaks. >>> earlier this afternoon, the announcement came from jacob zuma. he announced the crusaders death at a somber press conference. fellow south africans, nelson mandela brought us together and together we will bid him farewell. he was suffering from lung problems since he contracted tuberculosis on robin island. recent months, he's been in and out of the hospital. his family wished he had been home and, in fact, that is where he spent his last dais. >> again, we are awaiting comments from the white house and president obama. we will bring you the president's comments, his statement as soon as he makes them. >>> meanwhile, big changes coming
Dec 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
they actually ran a portion of president obama's speech. news 4's jim vance is traveling to south africa to cover mandela's funeral. his reports begin thursday here on news 4. >>> it may feel like this is one of the coldest places in the world, but it's not. u.s. scientists say they have found it, and the temperature there is minus 133.6 degrees. it's antarctica, the top of the ice sheet there reaches 14,000 feet high. experts say that cold air radiates into space. by the way, minus 133 degrees is 50 degrees colder than the record low in alaska. >>> an airport can be pretty cold and uncomfortable if a winter storm leaves you stuck in one far from home. that's happening today in our area. adam tuss is live at reagan national with the latest on conditions there. adam? >> reporter: well, the precipitation moved out here quite a while ago. what we're left with now is the cold. it is really cold now. let's take a look at the runway at reagan national. the crews here at the airport will be concerned about slick spots on the runways and will be treating them. yeah, that earlier winter we
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